Adjusting to the "fall back" time change is rough for me. Around 4:15 I go into Henny Penny mode and think the sky is falling. It just gets dark way to early. Unfortunately stress is a fact of life and at times everyday stress can be difficult to manage. How often do you hear someone moan, “I’m so stressed out?”. “I don’t have enough time.” “My house is a mess” and so on and so on.
Finding some routines, a ritual can help us deal with everyday stress and helps to lay a foundation for when times get really rough. One step to help fight the war on stress is to be sure you exercise. Not only does exercise keep your body healthy but it is good for your brain. Sleep is another important factor. Recently two loved ones struggled with lack of sleep. They lost weight, were anxious, had trouble focusing and got irritated quickly. Finally, don’t forget to stay hydrated. I notice when my routine changes the first thing to go is making sure I drink my water and herb teas.
One part of stress management is breathing. Being able to take deep breaths, what I call “Yoga Breaths” can help calm the “flight or fight” syndrome. One way to encourage the habit of breathing is Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is using the scents of plants, fresh, dried or in essential oils to help change your mood. Certain plants and scents are associated with desirable qualities. Lavender and Chamomile are relaxing. Mints can energize. Eucalyptus can be clearing and so on.
I tell our customers that one important factor is to choose a scent that smells good to them. Quite a few years ago, Carly had a severe case of stress. She was living overseas, lonely, scared and certain smells from her science classroom made her nausea. When she moved back home, some smells were still a trigger. She fought back by finding smells that relaxed and calmed her. She carried around vials of essential oils for years and would use them liberally whenever she felt a panic attack coming. At Dulse & Rugosa, the almost magical relief from scents is one of the reason we love to make and sell our unique products.
Therapeutic and beautiful, Botanical Essence Oils will lift your spirits gently and naturally. If you are looking for a natural way to help maintain a healthy mind and body discover our Botanical Essence Oils. Simple, easy to use and beautiful our hand blended botanical essence oils are packed full of flower power! Our three carefully crafted blends will help you manage everyday stress and help you adjust to the time change.
We often get asked, “How long will this last?” The idea behind Aromatherapy is not to find something that last a long time. Rather it is to develop a ritual, a habit to help you be your best self. Find a scent you love and give yourself some sweet flower therapy.
Happy breathing my friends!